this special project reveals what was missed in the media coverage. the panama chronicles. iran. government rallies with at least twenty one people killed with external pressure and fake images of protests online further fueling the tension. while the u.s. and north korean leaders in gaijin one upmanship over the size and power of the nuclear buttons new hope emerges for a possible deescalation of the crisis. talks with the south for the first time in years. of migrants are still sleeping rough on the streets of paris president promised to find a solution before the end of twenty seventeen here on the program we listen to some of this story. this.
is the. saudi led air strikes in yemen have claimed more than twenty four lives just this week. so it's the first story the first week of the top stories is the first weekly of twenty eighteen thanks so much for joining us running down the top headlines of the past week and your top stories it was this week that source series of mass rallies in iran both for and against the country's government it began with protests over the economic situation in the country but later these turn first political violent with twenty one people killed in clashes.
and since the protest started washington has been openly supporting the government activists all the while ignoring the mass rallies in support of iran's leadership the us also cold for an emergency un security council meeting over the situation in iran but other members of the body doubted that internal political unrest in iran is a matter of international security. in the past week what has happened on the ground throughout the nation of iran is something the world must take note. however worrying the events of the last few days in iran may be they do not constitute per se a threat to international peace and security every un member state is sovereign but member states cannot use sovereignty as a shield when they categorically deny their people human rights and fundamental freedoms only we counsel should not discuss the issues of any country or its human
rights issues if the founding principles of this institution mean anything we will not only hear their cry we will finally answer we are witnessing an attempt by some delegations to bring to the attention of the security council issues that do not fully correspond with the mission of this body the united states stands unapologetically with those in iran who seek freedom for themselves change in iran will not come from outside it will come from the iranian people themselves nothing will stop americans from standing in solidarity with them. that iran deal with its own internal problems since this is precisely what is taking place. in the energy security council. the fact that we get wholly turns around and says. you know we can we're seeing in inverted commas serious situation in iran this is not going to happen this is a pipe dream iran is aware and the experience is that the world faced with the
whole crisis in syria which was externally instigated. learnt secondly the government to be the system of islamic revolution the islamic establishment in iran is not something that was imposed on the people through a military coup or through a dictatorship or anything like this the people came out overwhelmingly in support of this revolution they knew what sharp was about they understood what america had done to iran. ati's honest i see a truck and i has more now on washington's selective approach when it comes to addressing protests beyond its own borders when they ask for a better economy when they ask for the government to spend money on their own country as opposed to terror exploits overseas or in other countries sure we would certainly do when they say that to you i support mat i'm not going to go i'm not
going to see that's why you're trying to trap me into something like that i'm not going to go there to try that is no that is not our that is not our policy but we here with the iranian people are saying poverty corruption and economic uncertainty have the potential to trigger protests in the world over. and they can quickly turn ugly. but the international reaction to such unrest seems to depend on the country and question this is the precise picture of a long oppressed people rising up against their dictators that's a little bit on you know i mean in any country people can protest against high prices but when have a such them astray sions happen in our country opponents of the establishment come out and support them and some western leaders are barely able to contain their enthusiasm for regime change and are rushing to throw their weight behind the demonstrators we are now seeing an organic popular uprising organized organized by brave iranian citizens on the largest scale since two thousand and nine the great
a radiant people have been repressed for many years they are hungry for food and for freedom along with human rights the will is being looted time for change it is essential that wasn't how was. the. american the west the mullahs. back in the arena. because it's only with. that being the iranian people sick you. can go all the way and securing your freedom and your. this regime but we've seen where this apparent pro-democracy fervor can move. joining. the american president says he supports the protesters but these protests are not protests against the government these kinds of demonstrations happen in any country and they are against rising prices but each time these demonstrations happen and we see that
the authorities opponents use them for their own purposes the majority in iran i believe want evolution not revolution he. spring style which has brought so much suffering elsewhere on the other hand the west seems oddly quiet about the massive rallies that are being held across iran in support of the government to. the root of it is just a canard it's the problem of youth unemployment i personally haven't been able to find a job for a long time but if people have a job they don't have any problem with the government of course most of iran's economic problems are domestically generation but another reason why investment and you jobs have been slow in coming is that contrary to their obligations under the new agreement western countries notably the united states have not taken sufficient steps to facility normal financial flows when it
comes to iran the west says it's listening but clearly selectively as co-opting democracy for its own ends is a difficult habit to break and as i said you're going to r.t. london as the protests in iran began to gain more international attention a number of fake images were circulated widely on social media the following tweet shows a photo of a woman attacking police officers with the caption forthcoming iran but it turned out to just be a screen shot from an iranian film and after being exposed the man who. posted who said it was supposed to be symbolic and if india which gained thousands of views and was said to show a march in iran was later proven to be a protest in bahrain from twenty eleven other fakes were perhaps less clear and one post claimed to show the uprising when it was actually a photo of a pro government rally. hopes for a diplomatic resolution to the north korean crisis are now potentially inside after
the country agreed to hold formal talks with its neighbors south korea ahead of the winter olympic games it didn't take long for the u.s. president to take credit for the possible crisis deescalation. a lot of people have said a lot of people have written that without my rhetoric and without my tough stance and such a stance i mean this is this is what has to be done if it has to be done that they wouldn't be talking about olympics that they wouldn't be talking right now this week it was confirmed that in a few days north and south korea will meet for the first official talks in two years the meeting on the ninth of january will discuss the upcoming winter olympics in south korea there is also hope it will address recent tensions in the region it will be held in a so-called peace village in the demilitarized zone on the border between the two countries now another diplomatic breakthrough this week seoul north korea reopen a telephone hotline with the south it had been closed since twenty sixteen and on thursday the u.s.
president finally accepted souls request to postpone joint military drills during the olympics despite the u.s. taking credit for a potential deescalation of the crisis the dean of the durham law school tom brookes things the white house has only made matters worse. these moves to have dialogue between north and south korea didn't start a year ago when trump was elected president they've been going on for some time and i think you know the white house has probably something close to nothing to do with this with these steps i think this is something by the efforts of others in him i think here the white house and helped this progress happen that the white house has really done a lot to endanger it and i think it's a credit to both sides the north and south korea that they've got to stick to open talks to open the log and one of only hopes for the sake of the people who live on
the korean peninsula there are some good comes out of that irrespective of what tweets come out of from donald trump. despite progress being made on the diplomatic front donald trump hasn't pulled any punches when it comes to his twitter exchanges with the north korean leader this week the insults reached a new level after the u.s. president bragged about the size of his nuclear button and it seems that full. size really does not. look at those hands are they small. and he referred to my. something else i guarantee you there's no problem. the biggest crowds big. standing ovations best in the world health care plan very very successful i would build the greatest wall you have ever seen i happen to be
underrated by the way. bragging about who has the bigger but. the big. bragging about the size of your. i. guess the first week of twenty comes to an end thousands of migrants are still sleeping on the streets of france waiting for. the french president vowed to clear the streets sleeping migrants by the end of twenty seventeen with this promise may
have told him flat. the first battle is to house everybody in a dignified manner by the end of the year i want normal women and men in the streets when the last. speaks to migrants living in these conditions as they wait to start a new life in france a new year may have begun but for these migrants the problem is still the same ahead is yet another freezing night on the streets of paris. no question the president said he wanted to resolve the problem by the end of the year it's not resolved in the neighborhood there are another thirty camps which are settled like this and these migrants are seeking asylum and there is a problem with violence between the people who are waiting in the queue at the reception center because they want to be the first whose fault is this so it's not the fault of the migrants it's the fault of the system is poorly organized which has posed problems for two years is completely dysfunctional and creates
a situation of confrontation and violence people have been injured at the reception office the people are angry at the situation because it continues in the same way and because there is no solution. one of those waiting to find a way off the streets is rafi he's been in france for seven months you look everybody's lips to him he had a very cordial about no forthcoming no water but there were about you know you know very well here local one hundred one one i'm a little one another this is my life you know. new three people sleep with me we hear the stories you hear. is this the life you thought you would have moved. across france thousands of migrants a living in similar conditions all hand to mouth some have found shelter in tents along the canals and streets of paris others in the metro stations all
a just looking for a place to call home in the last two years more than forty thousand migrants have set up camp at chavez metro station. and this is why they come it's a reception center where my kids can register to possibly start a new life new cars every day hundreds queue up by the side of fences like this and base just simply aren't home. with the demands despite a pledge that new migrants would be sleeping rough and she thousand and seventeen president might call and has failed to keep pace promise and migrants across the country see no end in sight so they're suffering so let's even ski see paris talk right now about halfway through the first weekly of twenty eight many more stories still to come and just.
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left left left more or less ok that's really. good it's good to have you with us today and just a week into the new here and yemen the arab world's poorest country has already seen a second to saudi led a bombing campaign according to our local media one person was killed and at least three more were injured the strike took place in the early hours of saturday morning hitting a busy market in the northern province of saddam and on the first of january more than twenty people were killed in an airstrike on the key port city of what data.
i am poor i have no tender i can live i suffer from the cold. i was given a place to sleep when some people to warm up on hot days was sleep right on the sidewalk. there is no how comes very rare once a year maybe but now we have no help our blanket is tighter fifteen people are sleeping on. saudi arabia's incursion in yemen now into its third year the devastating war has killed more than ten thousand people and displaced more than three million saudi
led airstrikes have a blitter righted much of the country's infrastructure the blockade is left around twenty million people in dire need of food and medical help saudi arabia temporarily you were open to keep order in yemen to allow in supplies of food and fuel and we discussed this at the situation with a representative from the red cross. yemen is a country that depends on imports ninety percent of its needs are from imports so when you have three years of a devastating war when you have restrictions on imports and people cannot have enough to eat and to feed their families every day this is when you see the bigger picture of things when you look at twenty four million people who are deprived of the basic commodities that we all have free access to and the fact that this is handled by the restrictions on the arrival of goods humanitarian aid but most importantly actually commercial goods are more important than humanitarian aid
because you cannot feed a population of twenty seven million people just by providing humanitarian aid. by twenty parts here in moscow accept a payoff all go to prison israel is offering african migrants money to get out of the country israeli prime minister has labeled them as infiltrators and says that force will be used if they don't comply. drive up the show with something here that is completely legal and completely essential new infiltrators have a clear choice cooperate with us and leave voluntarily respectively humanely and legally and will have to use other legal tools at our disposal i hope to choose to cooperate with us as those migrants who voluntarily agreed to leave by the end of march are being promised three and a half thousand dollars and a plane ticket as well now they have the option of returning to their home country or going to a third one the alternative though incarceration now israeli authorities say that
most of the migrants came for economic reasons despite the fact that they claim they were fleeing persecution and war at home. estimate that around sixty thousand migrants have crossed the border from egypt since two thousand and five a third of those have already been deported of those that remain nearly one and a half thousand are held in detention centers one of them being known as a lot some referred to as an open air prison. the whole lot i just exist it's not a normal life to live in a lot is not easy ten people sleep in one room you have to queue to take a shower to do anything the doctor is only here from one to three there's only one doctor for about twelve hundred people and why did i leave eritrea because eritrea
is a dictatorial country i couldn't live there you cannot do anything that you work there like a slave for them it's all you can do you can only call it slavery and first i didn't choose to come to israel i didn't think about anything i just wanted to see where there's peace where i can take care of myself where i can protect myself as soon as the deportation plan appeared at the u.n. refugee agency reminded israel about its duty to protect those who need it and we have two guests to debate the issue. and not refugees they're criminals who crossed the border illegally and they've done quite a long way they didn't want to stay in egypt for example for some reason they crossed for via so done via egypt they came to east rail they're not refuges not asylum seekers they want to benefit from our reach from a merciful society they are looking for rescue in their spirit didn't do anything
possible to save their lives some of them of course behaved fine and they've made it here that the government of the world pays each one of them thirty five hundred dollars puts them in the nature of the environment wherever they are from or close to there i think israel must be admired and praised by everybody by doing so how we face the problem so-called problem of some city seven thousand asylum seekers refugees who lift part of them have children here they should stay here they have to stay you know human regime would extend and if israel is going to expel them by force it will be one of the most shane stone ever taken note less than this. place named stead of thanking israel for the years they spent here earned money and were treated by
the way by israeli medicine which is one of the best in the world instead of thanking they they're going to protest they're going to do it and then they can't come back but by the way as tourists wherever they are they're welcome everybody is welcome but you have to keep them or they bribe the lot provide to time it's also good to stick to fix and the fact is the rate of crime but among those migrants is much lower than the ever iterate of crime it is good it's not true oh it's absolutely no new. those. false statements i am not going to speak as though because this man is interrupting me eighty percent over there we. are recognised as refugees in israel less than one percent how can you. how could you but. the eyes of the world are said to be on call and prince harry as they tie the knot
later this year. this week one official went a bit too far with royal wedding preparations he called on police to remove beggars from the streets of windsor ahead of the big day something that has gone down too well with some in the public. prince harry and megan michael. prince harry got in. i. happened. to have yeah finally happened. to.
me there is an epidemic of rust sleeping in vagrancy in windsor the whole situation presents a beautiful town in a sadly unfavorable light. it's absolutely abhorrent that anybody has got these views in this day and age especially a leading councillor of the. and that wraps up the first weekly of twenty eight seen thanks so much for joining us here on this sunday my colleague mickey aaron will be taking over in about half an hour.
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